Reader Questions… Answered – May 21st 2014

by Maryse on May 21, 2014 · 22 comments

in Reader Questions

A few more reader questions have come my way and I thought I’d give them a go. :) If anyone here has more to provide by way of answers, feel free to comment. :D I love reader questions! So much fun to investigate the answers. I learn, too!

Q: Cathy asks: Re: For His Pleasure Series - “When will we see more of Red and Nickie?”

A: The author posted this update on her Facebook page:

“Hi All! I know I know I know that everyone is desperately and patiently (as possible) waiting for FHP 19. The thing is, there’s this other project that I’ve almost finished, and I’ve been waiting to reveal it. But since you are all wondering what’s going on, I thought it made sense to give you an update.

I am getting ready to finish a book that will show Red Jameson’s side of the relationship with Nicole, going back to their first meeting and showing the progression of book one from Red’s POV. It’s been so much fun to write, and I think it will be so much fun for people who love them and wish to see more of what went on in their romance!!

That book is just a few days away from publication.

I do apologize for the delay on book 19, but this just had to be written, and book 19 comes next! That’s a promise…”

Q: Kellie asks: I’m so darn confused I have read Taking Chances & Stealing Harper. I absolutely loved both book but feel frustrated by being left hanging by *spoiler* *spoiler* & abrupt end to the book. Did I miss something!!!!! Is there going to be a next book in the series because I CAN NOT stand not knowing what happens to *spoiler*. Does *spoiler*?!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that meant to be the end of this phenomenal book.

A: Er… I have only read “Taking Chances” (it came out first) but I’m fairly certain that is the main book and how it proceeds and how it ends is pretty much… it. That’s your main story. LOL! ;) Have you read it in it’s entirely? If not, definitely read it, and you’ll get your answers. ”Stealing Harper” doesn’t change the story at all. I think it’s just Chase’s POV. I hope I understood the question correctly and was able to answer you. :D

AND! Katie on our Facebook page has added info: She says:

“…there is a 3rd book coming out and it’s going to be Liam’s book. It’s called “Trusting Liam” and I believe there may be more books for different characters, but I’m not 100% sure.”

Q: Nancy asks: Maryse help me I am so confused by the soon to be released #4 Consequences book (Convicted: The Missing Years (Consequences #4)) by Aleatha Romig. This is not a companion book but a 4th book that is to be read after Convicted. What about those companion books from Tony’s point of view. Are they to be read after the 4th book? Or are we to just forget them?

A: Here you go, my friend!! I found her explanation and it’s awesome (sounds like the voices from multiple POV’s surrounding Tony were coming to her fast and furious so she turned it into a full length book!). She says:

“I don’t want to minimize their significance to my series. HOWEVER, THE MISSING YEARS is in a whole different category. It is MANDATORY reading for anyone who has completed Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. I apologize for the confusion but not for the end result. THE MISSING YEARS answers every question and allows readers a first-hand experience at what was only previously mentioned…”

Check out her full response, here. And here is the series reading order.

Q: Kay asks: Just read 50 shades of grey. … I need a little air .. I own 50 shades darker.. Should I read it now or since I never saw or read twilight.. Should I read that next or see the movie? Not sure about my next move. What do u think?

A: I couldn’t help but answer this one ’cause OMG HOW LUCKY is SHE!!?? To have just discovered these books for the first time now?! So this is what I answered her: I’d go straight to Fifty Shades Darker. Oh yes… that was my favorite out of the trilogy! But also ABSOLUTELY read Twilight. One of my all-time favorite books ever! I was addicted with that one. Lucky you that you get to experience my very favorites for the first time. And then after Twilight, read Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster (that’s my favorite!!!!)

Q: (Speaking of my beloved Travis)… Nova asks: I remember a little while ago you were kind of searching for a new book hero that you love like a Travis – any luck with that –  I am exactly the same – I read lots of great hero’s but they just don’t quite stand out like Travis Maddox (Beautiful Disaster)!!

A: Nova, Nova, Nova… I am right there with you. It’s not that I want to replace Travis, ’cause I can’t imagine loving any other book-hero more than him, and honestly? I don’t wanna. I always only want to love him the most, and I’m starting to realize I think that’s just the way it’s gonna be. Nobody has surpassed him, for me. But to be able to find another one that has the “Travis-effect” on me… (or that I could love as much)? Well, that would be a dream! Alas… I’ve come close every once in awhile, and maybe even SUPER CLOSE, but I’m all ears (and eyes) to find out more. My favorite book-men as I reflect on my past reads? Kellan in Thoughtless, Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey, Brian in Rock Me, Barrons in Darkfever (the entire Fever series, he just keeps getting better and more intense and OMG the perfect alpha-jerk), and Zsadist in Lover Awakened. Ooooh!! Jamie in Outlander. Dex in the Experiment in Terror series… (and I’m ready for more suggestions!) Now if you ask me… I think there is no better Travis-like guy than one from the source. So I have HIGH hopes for falling head-over-heels with yet another Maddox brother in just a few weeks. His name is Trent Maddox, his books is Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (Maddox Brothers) and I’m already in love (just on association alone)! :D

Q: Colleen asks: Have you read any books lately that really had you laughing, been reading alot of dark reads like (RAW , AlphaMonster in His Eyes) which I love just need something new. thanks

A: I can help! :) In fact I made an entire list of our favorite comedy romance books. My own personal favorites plus that of our fellow readers. I think you can’t go wrong choosing from this list. <— I hope that helps! :D

Q: Amy asks: I read a book a couple of years ago and I cant remember the name butbi remember a very angsty scene! There was a girl that followed this guy she was interested in into a bar and she eventually found him in a corner doing inappropriate things. She didn’t know what to do but the kicker of it was that he wanted her to see him. I think to discourage her. Help! Does anyone recognize this story? *slight spoiler alert* In the answer below, we offer two book suggestions with this scene. While it doesn’t spoil the story, it is a very  ”impact-y” scene, that makes us gasp, so you might want to skip this answer. OR. If you’re like me, you’ll totally wanna read these now, knowing this scene is in there! LOL!

A: Two of us have a suggestion!! Erica says: Beautifully Damaged#1 by L.A. Fiore. And that’s the scene I remember the most about that book too!! I was like *hold on, what is he doing??*. I think I even re-read that paragraph! He knew who she was, but she didn’t know him. I’m pretty positive ^^^ that’s the book you’re talking about. And I say: Or!! Could it be “Any Way You Want It” by Kathy Love? He’s a vampire but in a New Orlean’s rock band. It’s very “contemporary romance” and she and he are dating but she doesn’t know he’s a vampire so he does it on purpose to “scare her off” of the relationship by making out with a groupie knowing she’ll see it… (this one was so good!! my review)

Q: Mia asks: Hi Maryse, I really need to get rid of my Twilight obsession, I started the first book of black dagger but for me it hasn’t enough romance. Could you tell me if I should rather read Sookie Stackhouse or the Night Huntress?

A: Mia! Please continue reading The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. If you just started book #1 you haven’t even hit the intense romance yet, and it’s comes fast and furious in each book. It’ll hook you, I’m SURE of it. VERY romance-driven books, even with all of the action and bad-guys that come along. That said, I’d still highly recommend both the Sookie Stackhouse and the Night Huntress series. I loved them all like crazy, but these are all considered “urban fantasy” which means, while the romance is intense and important in the series, it progresses throughout each book as their story expands (along with all of the action and danger parts). But while I’m here, let me point you to my “What to Read After Twilight” post. I’ve heard this one has helped out many of our fellow readers. :D

And Laura suggests: Mia – Have you read the Dark Light books? They’re awesome, hot, angsty… <— AGREED!!!

Q: Shammi asks: I follow your blog everyday and have read some awesome books from the recommendations you mention in your blog. Can you suggest some good books in the same line as of fatal series by Marie force. I really like the Fatal series (Samantha, Nick and Scotty, a lovely family).

A: Great question Shammi! I actually haven’t read those series yet (*gasp* I know, I hear they are awesome, so I am chagrined right now) but I have a feeling some of our fellow readers here have. Perhaps we can get some suggestions?


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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Bewaji May 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM

JD Robb ‘In Death’ series is very similar to Marie Force’s Fatal series.

Laura Brady May 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Mia – Have you read the Dark Light books? They’re awesome, hot, angsty…

Amy May 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Going to try and not spoil anything here. I read Taking Chances, and to be honest the guy who had his POV told in Stealing Harper wasn’t my favorite. And if you haven’t read TC, *DON’T* read the blurb for SH – it will ruin the full effect of TC! Even though he wasn’t my favorite, I read SH and it freaking sucker punched and then gutted me. I fell for him after all. And she just had to go a teeny bit past, um, *that* and leave me with a lump in my throat the rest of the day. *sniffle* If you’ve read either book, you know what I’m talking about.

If you read Happenstance, the first chapter of Beautiful Oblivion is in there – and Travis briefly graces us with his holy hotness in it!! :D And Zadist – oh honey, come to momma. *grabby hands*

Amy May 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

And Laura, Dark Light by S.L. Jennings? Hoh! The second book twisted my gut something awful! My chest hurt, my tummy hurt, I wanted to cry, I wanted to cut someone, ugh! I’m too full of *feels* right now. I’m gonna go read them out of my system…

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Thanks Bewaji! Good to know. :) I’ll update the post with your suggestion.

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Oh yesssss I loved the Dark Light series, especially #2. I can’t wait for more!
And yah, Amy…. that was quite the cocker punch.

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

OMG!! I typed “sucker” and apparently my auto-correct liked “cocker” better. *snort* :P

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM

And here comes the peanut gallery… ;)

*taps foot awaiting snort-worthy “Amy-retort”*

Mary May 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Colleen– for a hilarious romance definitely read Tara Sivec’s Seduction and Snacks. SO funny! Actually, all of her books are great.

Mia- I agree with Maryse – do yourself a favor and read the BDB series. Another favorite of mine is Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. Both are wonderfully intense but I think I prefer IAD to BDB. In IAD the heroines are fiesty (okay, maybe not in the first book) and you’ll love Nix! That being said, my all-time favorite series is Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. You really can’t go wrong with any Maryse-recommended book. There’ve only been two books out of over 100 that I’ve not completely agreed with her review. Yep, two.

Amy May 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Oh no way!!! That was freaking awesome!!! Oh sh!t, I’m dying here!! I can’t even *think* of a comeback right now ’cause I’m laughing so hard!! LOL!!

Okay, that *has* to become a new term around here! Maryse made a fetch happen, LOL!!! I freaking love autocorrect right now! :P

Amy May 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

For once *I’m* in the peanut gallery!! LOL!!

Mary May 21, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Lol! Definitely finding a way to work that into a conversation at work tomorrow!

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Wow Mary!!!! That’s a great track record!!!! You ‘n me have similar tastes. If you come across anything that you don’t think I’ve read yet that you loved, let me know. :D

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM

FETCH!!!! LOL!!! Finallyyyyyyy “fetch” gets to happen. Tee hee!

Maryse May 21, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Yah. OMG YAH! Cocker punch works really REALLY well, interestingly enough. Especially considering the alpha-jerk books WE read. I just umm… “pictured” it and “got it”. *snort* I mean.. you know. *waggles eyebrows* Right? Riiiiiiiight?

Oh boy… I apparently haven’t had enough sleep last night. I’m both slow. And deliriously silly.

Amy May 21, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Oh, I got that visual alright! LOL!! Omg, I still can’t even… *snicker* *snort* *hooting* You name it, I’m doing it right now!!! :D

Nadja May 22, 2014 at 1:23 AM

I’m really looking forward to Beautiful Oblivion.
But I read the first chapter in Happenstance and I have to say…I was really hoping it would continu with a married Travis.
But what I got from the first chapter is that we go back in time from before Beautiful Disaster..

But even so, i’m happy to soon have a bit of Travis back in my life :D

Sharon F. May 22, 2014 at 6:37 AM

I am going back a few posts (sorry). Your timing on light and funny reads could not have been better. Just finished Mud Vein and I think that was the darkest read for me, and I have read a lot of dark. Just wow. Ok, going to do some one-clicking now.

Rebecka May 22, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Ooooo I love the fatal series too. After the last book I went searching for something simiar cause I needed more. I did look into the in death series but there were so many I was a little afraid to commit. I ended up reading some vintage linda Howard stuff and really enjoyed them. Dream man, open season, mr perfect … It’s definitely not the same as the fatal series but it weaned me off my addiction so I could patiently wait for the next book

Kirstyn May 22, 2014 at 2:47 PM

I have always wanted to see what all the fuss is about with the Fever series and have read the sample so many times but it so short. So, I finally caved and started reading it. Just got to the part where she meets Barrons!

Maryse May 22, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Kirstyn!!! You LUCKY girl. These just keep getting better and more romantically intense (with all that delicious tension and jealousy and crazy OH NO HE DIDN’T!!! scenes… you are so lucky!!!!!!)

casey vitale May 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Hey maryse
I am new to your blog. Like you I am advid reader. Here ar some other authors I have enjoyed Aurora rose reynolds the until series start with november first def alpha. Also try peneople douglas’ bully and until you.

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